Danny has always wanted to visit Kennedy Space Center...so off we went. Kennedy Space Center is a working spaceflight facility....with tours, films and exhibits.
- IMAX Theater- Hubble 3-D
- Rocket Garden
- Saw the actual Mercury Mission Control consoles and other space artifacts
- Touched a moon rock
- Explored NASA's shuttle program centered around the Atlantis orbiter...got strapped into a launch simulator and was launched into space. =)
- Space Walk of Honor
- Toured Launch control center and cape canaveral ...got up close to Launch Pad 39A and The Vehicle Assembly building
During an actual lift off...you have to view it from 3 miles away...any closer and you die. =)
We really enjoyed all the history and artifacts....plus it was not crowded and the weather was great...just a little over-casted.
So many movies have been filmed here it was fun to see that.... and Remember "I Dream of Jeannie'? a lot of that was filmed here too.
Since we were so close to Cocoa Beach (Jeannie's home} we headed there after our stay.
We spent time here just walking and holding hands...ahhhhhh =)
We ended our day with dinner by the beach.
The Next Day we ....slept in until 11am....yikes haven't done that for like...35 years =)
But this trip was all about resting-
When we finally pulled ourselves up... we headed to...
to take a scenic boat tour- around the lakes and through the canals. Mainly so I could enjoy all the architecture. Dating from 1880 until now.
The oak trees were amazing...some older than 300 years.
This home was build around 1920...Oh, how I wish I could of toured the inside.
This was built in the early 1900's as a gentleman's poker club house.
Several homes were built in the 1950's...this home was Mr Rogers....now I know why he always sang ..."It's a lovely time in the neighbor...won't you be my neighbor"... yes, oh yes I will.
The canals date back over 100 years.
We had a wonderful day!